Re: Resumes and credit card fraud

Subject: Re: Resumes and credit card fraud
From: "John Fleming" <johntwrl -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 15:55:05 +0000

Even before identity theft became an issue, anything I ever read on writing a resume suggested not putting things like a social security number (social insurance number in Canada) or a birthdate on a resume.

Generally, that is information an employer will only need when they actually extend an offer of employment. No need to provide it before then.

From: siliconwriter -at- comcast -dot- net (Sarah Stegall)
Subject: Re: Resumes and credit card fraud
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 19:24:13 -0800

On Sunday, February 27, 2005, at 05:39 PM, Kelley wrote:

| I know we've discussed this before, but for those who haven't heard
| about it, it's worth bringing up again. In part, this paper discusses
| how online resumes can be used to fraudulently obtain credit cards.

I fail to understand why anyone would put their date of birth and
Social Security number in an online resume. Without those two numbers,
identity theft is made much more difficult.

John Fleming
Technical Writer
Edmonton, Canada


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